Surrey Health Economics Centre

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) conducts research in the field of Health Economics and related disciplines.

The Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) undertakes collaborative interdisciplinary research in health economics and health service delivery. The team at SHEC supports applied research in the health, medicine and social care fields, and has strong relationships with a large number of academic, NHS and private sector partners across the UK and internationally. Much of SHEC’s research focuses on practical issues, and on advising and influencing public policy. The Centre has attracted multiple research grants for evaluative studies from NIHR, European, charity and industry funders. Papers are published in a range of leading journals. 

Members of SHEC work closely with other researchers in the Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineSurrey Clinical Trials Unit and the wider University. Health economics advice is provided to the health and social care professionals and academics in Kent, Surrey and Sussex through the NIHR Research Design Service SE.

SHEC leads the Health and Social Care Economics theme for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration - Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARCKSS). Please click here for further details on ARCKSS. 

In SHEC, we actively encourage and support postgraduate research students in health economics or health services as part of an MPhil/PhD or MD programme.

Meet the team

Centre lead

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Professor Heather Gage

Professor of Health Economics

Research staff

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Dr Daniel Jackson

Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics (part time)

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Dr Bridget Jones

Research Fellow and Health Psychologist